Identification: MSS 099, F910
Creator: Murray, John, 1808-1892.
Title: John Murray letter to Mrs. Tindal
Inclusive Dates: 1862 August 8
Extent: 1 item (3 p.)
Abstract: In this single letter, dated August 8, 1862, British publisher John Murray wrote to Mrs. Tindal regarding the work on the new Biographica Britannica.
Language: Materials entirely in English.
MSS 099, F910, John Murray letter to Mrs. Tindal, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.
Box 62, F910: Shelved in SPEC MSS 099 manuscript boxes
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John Murray (1808-1892) was a publisher in the British firm of John Murray.
Murray attended Charterhouse School and later Edinburgh University, receiving an MA in 1827. He was a part of the publishing firm when Sir Walter Scott acknowledged the authorship of the Waverley novels. After traveling throughout Europe, John Murray wrote guide books on Holland, France, South Germany, and Switzerland.
The Mrs. Tindal, to whom the letter was addressed, may have been Mrs. Acton Tindal (Henrietta Euphemia Harrison), a noted British poet.
"John Murray (1808-1892)," Dictionary of National Biography. 2nd edition (London: Smith, Eder, & Co., 1906) http://books.google.com (accessed November 2011).
In this single letter, dated August 8, 1862, British publisher John Murray wrote to Mrs. Tindal regarding the work on the new Biographica Britannica.
Murray noted that any new information that Mrs. Tindal's husband (Acton Tindal) might contribute would be welcomed by Dr. Smith, and assured her that no one had applied to "for a paper on Bucks." Murray closed his letter by mentioning their mutual friends, the Eastlakes.
John Murray autograph letter signed to Mrs. Tindal, 1862 August 8 [Box 62 F910]